Ingredients and Flavour
What Are the Ingredients in Lakadong Mirch?
This blend is a combination of amazing ingredients that are directly and traditionally sourced from our farmers. It consists of our very own Lakadong turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black cardamom, Bhut jolokia, and Stevia.
Lakadong Turmeric- Lakadong Turmeric is a special variety of turmeric from a place called ‘Lakadong’, in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities as the Curcumin content in it is between 7 to 9%, which is one of the highest, as against 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric. Curcumin in it is responsible for its bright yellowish-orange colour along with its incredible medicinal properties. This component also determines its valve. So, the higher the curcumin level the higher the value.
Ginger- Ginger is one of the healthiest spices in the world. Renowned for its taste elevating properties and is a must-have in Asian cooking. It is loaded with essential nutrients and bioactive components that have powerful benefits for the body. People have been using ginger for cooking as well as medicines since ancient times. The unique fragrance and flavour of this spice come from its natural oils, gingerol. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound that is responsible for many of its medicinal properties. It provides powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach disorders, and various other health issues.
Cinnamon- It is a very versatile spice and is well-known for its uses in sweet and savoury foods. It has a sweet woody fragrance that is used in every Indian household. It has a high content of essential oil known as cinnamaldehyde which contributes to its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Another component, eugenol is responsible for its antiseptic and pain killer effects.
Black Cardamom- It is the bigger version of the green cardamoms and is commonly known as Badi elaichi or Kali elaichi. Because of its distinct smoky aroma and flavour, black cardamom is often used as a substitute for green cardamoms. The pods have a slightly minty aroma due to their volatile content and are often used as a mouth freshener. Every Indian household uses this spice to flavour biryanis and other Indian cuisines. Along with flavour, it has also been traditionally utilized to treat various ailments.
Bhut jolokia- A famous chilli from the North-East which is also known as ghost chilli, naga chilli, and beb. Considered to be one of the hottest peppers on the planet, topping over a million SHU (Scoville Heat Units) which measures the pungency of the chilli that is due to the presence of active component capsaicin. It actually held the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s hottest chilli from the year 2007 until 2010.
So, you can imagine the level of spiciness it gives out! This chilli is definitely spicy but is filled with an intensely fruity, sweet chilli flavour. In addition, to be a common kitchen ingredient in certain Indian households, it has also been used as a remedy for stomach ailments as well as to increase metabolism.
Stevia- It is a highly refined stevia leaf extract which is known as rebaudioside A (Reb-A). It is a novel sweetener that is nonnutritive, which means it does not contain any calories in it. It may help in keeping your blood sugar levels in check and may also help in managing cholesterol.
Note: The blend can form a slimy or sticky texture when it is mixed with a liquid.
Our Lakadong Mirch has been invented as it dawned on us that people love to drink golden milk often made of turmeric and with this blend, we have given it a twist with the spiciest chilli for those spice lovers. Therefore, our Lakadong Mirch was formulated with the purpose of it being golden milk made with our famous Lakadong turmeric along with the famous Bhut Jolokia of the North East.
It comes with an extremely strong flavour and a whole lot of spiciness. Perfect golden milk for someone who loves their chillies. This blend will transform your simple milk into a beautiful yet extremely hot drink that has strong flavours and the feeling that accompanies it is exceptionally indescribable.
The bright and beautiful yellow powder is loaded with the goodness of natural ingredients that makes your milk rich, appealing, and full of hotness. You will be delighted by the pleasant and flavoursome aroma it produces once you open the lid and the aroma sizzles in the air and lingers in the mouth.
This is a perfect natural spicy golden milk that can be enjoyed while you are suffering from a cold at any time of the year. But this blend should be handled with care and should be kept away from children.